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Pork with apple, ginger and sage





Weekend Bites with Jillian Bolger


(Serves 4)

1 tbsp oil

4 pork chops, well-trimmed

Salt and black pepper

2 eating apples, peeled, cored, sliced

Juice of half a lemon

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp fresh root ginger, grated

4 sage leaves, chopped

Few knobs of butter


Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180C. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Season the chops with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Brown for 2 minutes on each side then remove from the pan to an ovenproof baking dish. Add a knob of butter to the same frying pan. Add the apple slices and cook for a minute.

Mix the lemon juice, honey, ginger and sage together in a small bowl then add it to the frying pan. Simmer for a minute or two, and then pour over and around the pork chops. Cover the dish and place in the preheated over for 40 minutes.

Serve with colconnon and parsnips and carrots, which can be cooked in the oven with pork.